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Salmon Recipes That Pack the Flavor

March 19, 2021

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B, potassium, and antioxidants, salmon is a wonderful (and delicious!) nutrient-packed protein. It can be used in breakfast, lunch, or dinner menus and goes well with many fresh ingredients - making it a versatile ingredient whether baked, smoked or grilled! Read on for some of our favorite recipes from Mission. 


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Baked Salmon

A simple way to cook salmon is by baking it in the oven. Using a baking dish or cast-iron skillet to provide additional crispiness, salmon typically cooks at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. There are so many sauces that pair perfectly with salmon, so be sure to lather on a sauce to please your palate!

  1. This Baked Salmon Salad Wrap recipe seasons the salmon with mustard and then combines it with asparagus, snow peas, and a fresh herbed greek yogurt sauce.

Whether you prefer your salmon smoked, grilled, or baked, these recipes combine fun and tasty ingredients to add variety to your weekly menu. Which one will you try first?

Smoked Salmon Recipes

One of the easiest ways to enjoy salmon is to purchase it smoked. Smoked salmon can often be found at local seafood stores, delicatessens, or the seafood section of your grocery store. Smoked salmon is made by brining (or salt curing) the fish then slowly cooking it at a low temperature. Most store-bought smoked salmon is vacuum-sealed and can have a shelf life of 30-60 days, giving it more longevity than fresh fish. Plus, it’s ready to go and doesn’t need to be cooked!


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Here are some of our favorite smoked salmon recipes:

  1. Smoked Salmon Tacos are topped with a tasty mix of celery, red onion, provolone cheese, lemon zest, and mayo. The colors alone will make you excited to try this!
  2. Of course, smoked salmon is a perfect breakfast ingredient! This Low-Carb Salmon and Scrambled Egg Wrap recipe combines creamy eggs, salmon, baby spinach, and fresh chives for a protein-packed start to the day. 

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Grilled Salmon

Grilling salmon is another quick and easy way to turn fresh fish into a delicious ingredient for lunches or dinners. Grill salmon on a barbecue or stovetop using a skillet. Most chefs recommend serving salmon cooked at a medium-rare to a medium temperature of 140-145 degrees -  usually between 3-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness and heat temperature. You want the fish to be heated through but not overcooked, causing it to taste dry. 

  1. Try these Grilled Salmon Wraps with the classic ingredients of lettuce, tomatoes, and a cream cheese, mayo, onion, dill, and capers sauce. You’ll love how the creamy sauce complements the crunchy texture from the lettuce!
  2. These Grilled Salmon Tacos with Cherry-Chipotle Salsa are a unique flavor combination of salmon, sweet cherries, spicy chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and crunchy cabbage. Served in corn tortillas, this may be destined to become a new family favorite. 

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